UPDATE: As of May 24, 2014, Compañía de Cafe is open every day, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
We’ve been waiting for the huge coffee shop on Maclay Avenue in San Fernando to open its doors and while they’re not officially in business, Compañía de Cafe has been hosting “flash openings” throughout the week. I stopped in yesterday to try a dulce empanada, and let’s just say you won’t have to keep driving to Porto’s for your guava and cheese cravings.
The very large coffee house has an industrial aesthetic mixed with a modern cottage charm. Most of the menu items have Mexican influences, such as the mocha diablo, chocolate ganache infused with Mexican dried chiles, or the horachata latte, espresso with cinnamon and rice-infused milk.
We’ll have to wait and see if residents are willing to pay upwards of $2 for a regular coffee, but it looks like Compania is banking on a different kind of thirst: the incessant longing for quality products, service and ambiance in the city of San Fernando, or northeast San Fernando Valley for that matter. We’ve seen many get that combination wrong. Here’s hoping Compañía de Cafe finally gets it right.
Compania de Cafe is located at 110 North Maclay Ave. in the city of San Fernando (between First and Second streets). They will be open today, May 21, until 10 p.m. Keep checking i am san fernando for official grand opening date and hours.